25.4., 17:00 CET / PANEL: Spotlight Genres Revisited
Online Panel Discussion
Sunday, April the 25th at 17.00 CET
Host: Irit Neidhardt
Panelists: Ghassan Salhab, Director THE LAST MAN; Larissa Sansour, Director IN VITRO
Genre films are generally associated with mainstream cinema. Through their repetitive form and their often unrealistic content, their aim is usually to entertain an audience. But what happens when an Author decides to appropriate a particular genre, to use genre conventions to develop his/her own visual language, and to make taboo topics visible on the screen? The aim of this roundtable is to discuss the relationship of contemporary Arab film authors with genre films and the way genre conventions serve their discourse on historical, political, cultural and social questions.
The discussion was broadcasted live on facebook on the 25th of April at 5 pm CET.